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  Last updated on Sat, 25 Feb 2017

DHS Draft Report Casts Doubt on Extra Threat From 'Travel Ban' Nation Citizens, Fri, 24 Feb 2017
The analysis found around half of those in terrorism offenses in U.S. since 2011 were U.S.-born citizens. White House officials called it incomplete.
Body found along Alameda Creek IDd as missing driver
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Fri, 24 Feb 2017
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office identified the body as Jayda Jenkins, who went missing Jan. 21 after a head-on car crash during a rainstorm sent her vehicle skidding off Niles Canyon Road and into the creek. Firefighters and police officers from Fremont and Union City recovered the body on the north side of the creek. Jenkins was driving from Tracy to Menlo Park to meet friends the morning of Jan. 21 when a head-on collision sent her Honda Accord down an embankment into the creek. Officials reviewed high-definition camera footage along the river and sent out drones, boats and aircraft to look for Jenkins’ body.
Man sentenced for embezzling $350,000 from Sunnyvale pizzeria
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Fri, 24 Feb 2017
Mario Landino, 74, was a part owner of Giovanni’s New York Pizzeria and siphoned the six-figure sum from the restaurant over a period of at least six years, Santa Clara County district attorney’s office officials said. In 2011, Landino’s co-owner grew suspicious and began to take a closer look at the restaurant’s financial records, eventually discovering the embezzlement, prosecutors said. Landino was convicted of felony embezzlement, forgery and tax evasion at trial in September 2016. Deputy District Attorney Daniel Kassabian said in a statement Friday that the case demonstrates the district attorney’s office is serious about holding Santa Clara County’s white-collar criminals accountable.
Concord man charged with 13 counts of child molestation
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Fri, 24 Feb 2017
The girl’s parents allegedly knew about the relationship, and the Contra Costa County district attorney’s office filed felony charges against them for failing to protect their child, according to police. The Contra Costa County district attorney’s office charged him with 13 counts of felony child molestation. Police learned of the situation when the girl reported a domestic violence incident involving Parra-Rodriguez, according to a police statement. Following an investigation, police discovered the girl’s parents allowed the relationship even after they learned Parra-Rodriguez’s age, officials said.
No injuries in San Leandro freight-train derailment Friday
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Fri, 24 Feb 2017
A freight train traveling at low speeds derailed in San Leandro Friday, officials said. No one was injured in the accident, which occurred before noon on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks that run along Williams Street near Doolittle Drive, according to the Alameda County Fire Department. No spills were reported from the train. No one was injured in the incident. Williams Street was scheduled to be closed for 12 hours between Doolittle Drive and Merced Street as repairs were made one the tracks, police said. Michael Bodley is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: Twitter: @michael_bodley
Police Chief, Officer Charged In Fatal Shooting of Florida Retiree, Fri, 24 Feb 2017
The Punta Gorda, Florida police chief and one of his officers have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a retiree during a training exercise — a tragedy that made national headlines last year.
Priebus Asked FBI to Knock Down Russia Stories, Fri, 24 Feb 2017
White House officials say Priebus did nothing wrong, and a senior law enforcement officials said the FBI also doesn't think any lines were crossed.